Area Breaking News

Gov. Pritzker Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program

During a visit to a mobile testing site at Coles Elementary School, Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the state’s mobile testing operation with twelve COVID-19 mobile testing teams operating throughout Illinois. These twelve teams will offer mobile testing to residents in hard-hit communities and visit facilities like homeless services centers and nursing homes.…

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County Board Member Clint Jones Dies At Home

Clint Jones of Maryville died Friday morning at his home.  The republican started his first term as a board member in December 2016. He served on various committees and currently served as chair of both the Facilities and Sewer committees. “It is with great sadness we learned of Clint’s passing,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said.   Prenzler said…

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Maryville Community Library will reopen on July 6, 2020

The Maryville Community Library will reopen on July 6, 2020 with some modifications to the services we offer. Hours will be Monday – Thursday 10a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Masks are required for all staff and patrons. Occupancy will be limited to promote social distancing. All in-person programs and events…

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Edwardsville’s Leon Corlew Splash Pad Opens July 2

The City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation District is opening the Leon Corlew Splash Pad at 337 S. Main St. starting tomorrow, July 2nd by online reservations. Registration is online only for 40 people at a time (including babies) for 80 minute time slots. Staff will have time between to sanitize the grounds. The splash…

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available On Tuesday July 7 In Glen Carbon

Mobile community-based COVID-19 testing will be available on Tuesday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower-level parking lot at Glen Carbon Village Hall, 151 North Main Street. This is a walk-up, not drive-through testing site. This is free and open to the public – adults and children over 6 months old.…

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Collinsville Aqua Park Opens June 27

Collinsville’s Parks and Recreation Department announces the official opening at half capacity of their renovated Aqua Park on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m. for season ticket holders and noon for the general public. The park will close each day at 7 p.m. During Phase 3, the park has only been open for private and…

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Village Resumes Some Activities As Phase 4 Begins

The Village of Glen Carbon has moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. It has announced that the following village facilities will re-open and that these activities will resume: • Village Hall. Will re-open on Monday, June 29 at 8 a.m.  Social distancing measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of  employees and visitors.…

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Madison County to start holding meetings in-person again in July

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will hold in-person meetings again starting next month. “Starting in July, our plan is to host our committee and board meetings in person again,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. “If we are asking employees to return to work then those elected by the people should also return.” The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to…

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Swip Takes Over Kahok Baseball

By Mark Jurgena This afternoon (June 25th) Brett Swip was named the new head baseball coach at Collinsville High School at a meeting of the Collinsville Board of Education. Swip has served as the head softball coach at Collinsville for the past four seasons. The Collinsville native has been in coaching for the past 22…

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